Really ridiculous in my opinion.
wheelbarrow4  4/6/2021
What... so you want your kid to be named after maps? Ridiculous.
MythicalCreature  3/4/2021
A book of maps comes to mind.
StormySundae  3/4/2021
It is a very rare name, if you are looking for one, but to me it fits a dog better. Still love it though.
NameNerd2020  2/28/2021
This name is so horrible.
Anders1234  12/7/2020
It just makes me think of the atrocious Ayn Rand. I know it has different origins, but I just can't shake the connection to her.
― Anonymous User  7/1/2020
Atlas is the first child of actress Shay Mitchell and her husband Matte Babel.
Feiticeiro  11/25/2019
I would use this as a middle name to honor Pamela, a difficult name to honor with a boy name. The Pamela I know goes by Pam. Pam turned backward is Map. Map gets me to Atlas.
shells15  9/11/2019
I can't say that I'm an admirer of this name as it does sound rather silly to me. Sure, it might make a decent pet or character's name of a certain genre but not so much for an actual person, at least in my opinion.
A cousin of mine recently had a child and the reason I bring that up is because 'Atlas' was one of the names her and her husband were considering. Although I certainly had no say in the decision (as it should be) I still felt relieved when they decided to use their other choice inside, which I find to be a much more practical name. A name I not only prefer myself but feel that it would carry less of a burden to a child compared to 'Atlas'.
Realisticmindxxx  7/19/2019
I had a sister named Atlas, her full name was Alexandrina. I think it's a great name for tough young girls and shouldn't be used just for boys only.
Harry Stewart  7/3/2019
Okay I have a mix of info here. Here it goes, I am getting a dog (a NSDTR (look it up, if you were wondering) and I like naming animals after Greek mythology. I am going to name him Atlas. The second part is a bit of history and why I wanted to name him Atlas. Atlas is the son of Poseidon and NSDTR's are water dogs and he was also the first ruler of Atlantis which I like to look into it because you know great map makers had it on maps, we just can't locate it.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2019
My name is Atlas and I love the meaning; however, with my accent it sounds like "Alice" sometimes. I'd say be sure to pronounce it right and enunciate the "t" sound. It can cause a funny and kind of awkward conversation if you don't.
atlasbees  3/27/2019
Naming our son Atlas, his due date is 11/16/18... like most comments here, it does resonate a very strong and worldly vibe! It sounds very masculine and sounds like someone who can endure all the trials of one's life with all his might. He was the leader of all Titans to DEFY the gods themselves... I know my son will lead a brave and courageous life! Thank you everyone for your comments, it's quite reassuring!
VarGorthy  10/30/2018
This name makes me laugh. I can only imagine how Geography class is for a kid named Atlas.
kayisforkeen  8/12/2018
Yes, Atlas may evoke some negative connotations. But, Atlas from Greek Myths was punished for his wrongdoing and can serve as an example to your son.
1lizam234  8/19/2017
Your interpretation of the name Atlas by its very meaning is the opposite of its intent. The name Atlas, in essence, implies great strength. Atlas does indeed endure as he is punished/trusted with resting the world/sky on his shoulders and has consequently never failed. I respectfully request that you change the meaning of the name to reflect. This is not a name fit for a girl/woman. [noted -ed]
Atlasq  11/12/2016
I think that Atlas is a lovely name! Cute for a child and so fascinating for a boy/man.

I can see it on a very active child who will become a very strong character and smiling man.
Felie  3/17/2016
Atlas was a name before it was an object. Also, it is 2015 and when the child grows up, very few of his classmates will even know what an Atlas is. Sad yes, but true.
RLee  12/2/2015
Atlas may also mean "The Bearer (of the Heavens)," from a-, copulative prefix, + stem of tlenai "to bear."
eemeelee  10/9/2015
I adore the strong, masculine feel to the name. But I can imagine Geography lessons in school!
Rosalba  6/6/2015
I refuse to believe this is an actual name.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2014
Atlas from Bioshock. ("Would you kindly...?")

I still love the name, though!
― Anonymous User  10/27/2011
I love this name. It evokes strength, wisdom, and worldliness and has a deep history behind it and its meaning is quite contradictory to the Greek myth. This is at the top of my boy's list, and I will be using this for a future son one day. I love the mythological story behind the name, and the fact that Atlas is associated with globes and maps shouldn't deter one from using this name.

I should also note that it is growing in popularity. It is about time that this name receives some recognition and appreciation.
UniqueNameLover  10/6/2011
In Portal co-op, the blue playable robot is named Atlas.
deja-entendu  9/24/2011
This is a very strong and masculine name, and I admire anyone brave enough to use it.
vomiting  5/29/2009
Anne Heche and James Tupper have a son named Atlas Heche Tupper.
emmiix3  3/11/2009
"King Atlas, a mythical King of Mauretania, was, according to legend, a wise philosopher, mathematician and astronomer who supposedly made the first celestial globe." -
tigerlilly  11/19/2008
I like the name and the connotation (though, not so much the denotation).
― Anonymous User  6/19/2008
Atlas is the name of Astro Boy's arch-enemy and brother from the 1980's television series 'Astro Boy'.
nafer1  4/5/2007
An atlas is a book of maps.
FairyGirl  8/28/2006
Atlas is the middle name of the son of British television presenter Kirstie Allsopp (famous for presenting Channel 4 shows Location Location Location, Relocation Relocation and The Property Chain). Her son's full name is Bay Atlas Anderson.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2006
Atlas never bore the world on his shoulders; he was actually condemned by Zeus to bear the sky. Heracles held the sky for him once. The Atlas Mountains are named for him. [noted -ed]
breakofday  7/23/2006

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